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Chainsaw13 01-28-2012 11:12 AM

Bacon Jam
 
This isn't my recipe, so I can't take credit for it. I am however tweaking it a bit to make it my own. It's currently simmering away on the stove and should be done in about an hour.

Bacon Jam
1lb bacon
1 large onion, thinly sliced
5-7 cloves of garlic, smashed
1c strong black coffee
1/4c maple syrup
1/4c apple cider vinegar
3tbsp brown sugar
2tbsp srirach (or your favorite hot sauce)
1/4tsp smoked paprika
1tsp balsamic vinegar

Cook bacon over medium heat until just about starting to crisp up. Remove, drain and cool. Drain off most of the rendered fat (save for other uses) and add the onion and garlic. Sweat over medium heat until translucent, about 10-12 minutes. While onions/garlic are cooking, cut cooled bacon into 1" pieces. When onions are ready, add bacon, coffee, maple syrup, cider vinegar, brown sugar and hot sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Continue cooking at a simmer for 3-4 hours until bacon/onions are indistinguisable from each other and has a jam like consistency. Scoop contents into a food processor and process until smooth, leaving a little bit of chunks. Cool in fridge for an 1-2 hours. Skim off fat from top, add paprika and balsamic vinegar, stir to combine.

Use for spreads on sandwiches, crackers, or eat right out of the jar.

The original recipe calls for red wine vinegar instead of the balsamic at the end. I have some really nice balsamic on hand and want to see how that works.

Taki 01-28-2012 11:14 AM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Sounds really :dr:dr

Thanks for sharing brother :tu

chaase321 01-28-2012 11:57 AM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
That looks hella good! Thanks Bob!

Fordman4ever 01-28-2012 12:38 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
I totally just stole this, thanks.

Chainsaw13 01-28-2012 12:49 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
I just tasted the final product. Smoky, baconie, sticky, sweet, spicy. Would go great on a burger.

HollywoodQue 01-28-2012 01:00 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
I refer bacon on the side with toast and strawberry jam....damn Bob

OLS 01-28-2012 01:17 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Sorry, my brother, but in this kingdom, nothing exists but that in photos...

Chainsaw13 01-28-2012 01:36 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OLS (Post 1543261)
Sorry, my brother, but in this kingdom, nothing exists but that in photos...

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/pictur...pictureid=6656

Fordman4ever 01-29-2012 04:08 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Very Nice. I'm going to try to make it some time this week.

Bad Finger 01-29-2012 06:19 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
I prefer my candied bacon whole I think.


If you really like the flavor of bacon on toast, please do yourself a favor and make Bacon-Butter (my recipe):

In a mixer, mix three cups of heavy cream and one and a half cups of liquified (rendered) bacon fat.


Mix until it butters and seperates from the whey.

Put in pan and make bacon-butter "texas" toast.

Die happy.

sevans105 01-31-2012 10:04 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
In the simmer process right now. My house smells goooooood!

sevans105 01-31-2012 11:49 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Ok. Major alteration. I kept tasting it as it simmered.....it was coffee jam with a bit of bacon flavor, so I added 1 cup of cranberry/pomegranate juice and let that reduce down. Muchbetter! I think the extra summer time released some bacon flavor as well. It tamed down the coffee flavors as well.

Chainsaw13 02-08-2012 08:31 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sevans105 (Post 1546143)
Ok. Major alteration. I kept tasting it as it simmered.....it was coffee jam with a bit of bacon flavor, so I added 1 cup of cranberry/pomegranate juice and let that reduce down. Muchbetter! I think the extra summer time released some bacon flavor as well. It tamed down the coffee flavors as well.

I had that same thing too as i let it simmer. Mine took nearly 4 hours to complete reduce down. By that time the coffee flavor had subsided, blending nicely with the rest of the ingredients.

smitty81 02-08-2012 08:41 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
looks interesting

MarkinOR 02-08-2012 09:31 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Thanks for sharing this recipe with us Bob. It looks delicious and will try out the recipe soon.

May have to "snake out" my veins afterwards though;)


Theo Cincy 03-06-2012 07:49 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Looks amazing.

363 06-02-2012 08:06 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
Does this have a shelf life, any ideas

Chainsaw13 06-02-2012 08:34 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
No idea actually, as it gets eaten too quick. If I had to guess, maybe two weeks in the fridge.

363 06-05-2012 01:22 PM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
ahh ok, wanted to make some for my nephews birthday, Ill just have to wait until closer to the date

Samsquanch 06-06-2012 10:09 AM

Re: Bacon Jam
 
I made this for Christmas gifts this year and for the doubters, it's amazing. Highly recommend trying it.


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